Armstrong's Linoleum

Modernist Home Design

Armstrong's Linoleum, based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, designed forward-thinking Modernist flooring, inspired by contemporary art currents and geometric minimalism. The 1940s bought about the advent of well-designed everyday products available to mass consumers, as was prevalent in Europe in the previous decades, as well as a new-found passion among the middle-class for interior decorating.

The Armstong's Linoleum catalog that this tile was featured in urged customers to "use your own ideas...a bit of imagination, a good knowledge of your family and its needs, and your own good taste are just about the only requirements for good, pleasing home decoration."

From Ideas for Old Rooms and New catalog featuring Armstrong's Linoleum, 1944